What To Put Between Cake And Marzipan

Decorating By coppelia Updated 10 Dec 2010 , 10:53am by Caths_Cakes

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coppelia Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 5:27am
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What can I use to spread over the cake before covering it with marzipan, aside from apricot marmalade? I've been looking all over the internet and everyone seems to only use marzipan to cover fruit cake. I've made a coconut cake with strawberry filling, and marmalade seems out of place. Any tips?

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ChucKles Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 6:01am
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I always use a sugar syrup under marzipan, equal parts sugar to water, bring to boil then simmer for 5 mins. Let cool then brush over cake.

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Ursula40 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 6:22am
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Apricot jam is fairly neutral in taste, i would use that

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auzzi Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 8:36am
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Strawberry jam??

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brincess_b Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 9:25am
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U honestly don't take the apricot jam - people use it as it is the blandest jam.
If u want, u could use strawberry jam as that would go with ur filling.

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Caths_Cakes Posted 10 Dec 2010 , 10:53am
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yes, the apricot jam is very light in flavor, and you only really need a very small amount (when used on fruit cakes at least) to help the marzipan to stick . . . Plus with fruitcake, youve got very strong flavours in there so it over powers the apricot really . . Im not sure how it would go with your cake however . . But i dont think it would be too noticable.

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